Instructions for use

The maps below are made from CIRIS data exported in geojson format and visualized with the uMap application. For a detailed documentation on uMap you can consult the Carto Cité wiki.

To zoom in and out use the + and - icons in the upper left corner of the map.

The data is organized in layers. We have chosen four functions associated to the different places, which correspond to as many layers: birth, education, activity, death. To access these layers and isolate one or more functions, click on the arrow at the bottom of the left menu. This will also give you access to all the data of the different layers.

You can also access the data by selecting them directly on the map. The circles containing a number correspond to clusters, i.e. areas grouping several points. You can decompose these clusters by clicking on the circles, then access the data of a point by clicking on it. A side panel then gives you access to all the information associated with this point in CIRIS. Note the indication of the consensus: Yes/No, which gives an idea of the reliability of the information.

In the same vein, be aware of the fact that some ancient thinkers have strictly no geographic data associated with them. Here is the list of those who are in this case in the CIRIS thesaurus:

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Aetius Doxographus
Alcinous Scriptor Didascalici
Boethus Lexicographus
Bryson Pythagoricus
Carneades Cynicus
Cleomedes Stoicus
Clitarchus Gnomicus
Demophilus Gnomicus
Diogenes Laertius
Euagoras Rhetor
Hermias Apologeta
Longinus (Pseudo-)
Lucius Platonicus
Meno Peripateticus
Ptolemaeus Philosophus
Timaeus Sophista
Zeno Stoicus (Pseudo-)

These maps were produced with the support of the Centre Jean Pépin (UMR 8230 CNRS-ENS-PSL), the ANHIMA research laboratory (UMR 8210 EPHE-University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne-EHESS-University Paris 7-CNRS) and the Labex HASTEC.